Leaked Apple memo urges employees to stop leaking company info

Doris Richards
April 14, 2018

The Cupertino, California-based company said in a lengthy memo posted to its internal blog that it "caught 29 leakers", past year and noted that 12 of those were arrested. Ironically, this confidential internal memo leaked.

The source also stressed that existing music downloads will always work on all Apple devices and the iTunes platform.

And in a recording of an internal briefing obtained by The Outline a year ago, an Apple VP is heard saying, "I have faith deep in my soul that if we hire smart people they're gonna think about this, they're gonna understand this, and ultimately they're gonna do the right thing, and that's to keep their mouth shut".

With that said, a new report from ETNews (via PhoneArena) relays that Samsung is already gearing up to begin OLED production for new iPhone models. "The best way to honor those contributions is by not leaking".

There were rumors that Apple was facing production problems with a third iPhone X color and ultimately chose to ditch the option. And that was just in 2017.

The group consists of five Republicans and five Democrats, who expressed concerns about a recent report from the Office of the Inspector General which found the Federal Bureau of Investigation didn't exhaust all options before making demands from Apple, Reuters said.

In June, a similar warning to employees leaked in the form of an audio recording obtained by The Outline.

In reality, some leaks can be harder to track or stop.


However, a recent leak suggests Apple had indeed planned to bust out the gold paint for its fanciest handset ever. Past year they fired another employee for leaking details to 9to5mac. Hundreds of software engineers were in attendance, and thousands more within the organization received details of its proceedings. One person betrayed their trust, Bloomberg quoted Apple.

Cupertino tech giant Apple has warned its employees to stop leaking internal information for future plans. "But the Apple employee who leaks has everything to lose".

"While it may seem flattering to be approached, it's important to remember that you're getting played", it read. They also state that once a leaker is fired, Apple will try hard to make finding employment elsewhere almost impossible.

But it's not all Apple employees' fault. Today, something similar happened to Apple.

But unlike at other companies where a PM or staffer may reach out to privately correctly a detail or give background outside of official channels, Apple staff would be fired for crossing that line.

The company said in a strongly worded memo that it had caught 29 people who leaked information past year, and 12 of them were arrested. 12 of those were arrested.

"Leakers do not simply lose their jobs at Apple", the memo states. The memo added: "These people not only lose their jobs, they can face extreme difficulty finding employment elsewhere".

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